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How to buy The Clorox Company (CLX) stocks

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The Clorox Company is a household & personal products business based in the US. The Clorox Company stocks (CLX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $128.39 – a decrease of 8.31% over the previous week. The Clorox Company employs 9,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.1 billion.

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The Clorox Company stock price (NYSE:CLX)

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The Clorox Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-27.
Latest market close$128.39
52-week range$119.54 - $182.75
50-day moving average $145.00
200-day moving average $149.09
Wall St. target price$131.72
PE ratio 37.5416
Dividend yield $4.66 (3.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.73

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Is it a good time to buy The Clorox Company stock?

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The Clorox Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $128.39 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-23) -9.32%
1 month (2022-08-31) -11.05%
3 months (2022-07-01) -10.78%
6 months (2022-03-31) -7.65%
1 year (2021-10-04) -21.58%
2 years (2020-10-02) -38.63%
3 years (2019-10-04) 151.38
5 years (2017-10-04) 131.29

Is The Clorox Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Clorox Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Clorox Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Clorox Company's P/E ratio

The Clorox Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, The Clorox Company shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

The Clorox Company's PEG ratio

The Clorox Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.99. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Clorox Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Clorox Company's EBITDA

The Clorox Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $942 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Clorox Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Clorox Company financials

Revenue TTM $7.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.22%
Gross profit TTM $2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.27%
Return on equity TTM 71.31%
Profit margin 6.5%
Book value $4.52
Market capitalisation $17.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

The Clorox Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Clorox Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Clorox Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Clorox Company's overall score of 22.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Clorox Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Clorox Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.21/100

The Clorox Company's social score

Social score: 7.02/100

The Clorox Company's governance score

Governance score: 2.8/100

The Clorox Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Clorox Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Clorox Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

The Clorox Company share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 113.87% of net profits

Recently The Clorox Company has paid out, on average, around 113.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.33% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Clorox Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Clorox Company's case, that would currently equate to about $4.66 per share.

The Clorox Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The Clorox Company's most recent dividend payout was on 10 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Clorox Company's shares ever split?

The Clorox Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 August 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Clorox Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Clorox Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Clorox Company's share price.

The Clorox Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Clorox Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $119.5377 up to $182.7499. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Clorox Company's is 0.1662. This would suggest that The Clorox Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Clorox Company overview

The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The Health and Wellness segment offers cleaning products, such as laundry additives and home care products primarily under the Clorox, Clorox2, Scentiva, Pine-Sol, Liquid-Plumr, Tilex, and Formula 409 brands; professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the CloroxPro and Clorox Healthcare brands; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand; and vitamins, minerals and supplement products under the RenewLife, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Rainbow Light brands in the United States. The Household segment provides cat litter products under the Fresh Step and Scoop Away brands; bags and wraps under the Glad brand; and grilling products under the Kingsford brand in the United States. The Lifestyle segment offers dressings, dips, seasonings, and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley brand; natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand; and water-filtration products under the Brita brand in the United States. The International segment provides laundry additives; home care products; water-filtration systems; digestive health products; grilling products; cat litter products; food products; bags and wraps; natural personal care products; and professional cleaning and disinfecting products internationally primarily under the Clorox, Ayudin, Clorinda, Poett, Pine-Sol, Glad, Brita, RenewLife, Ever Clean and Burt's Bees brands. The Clorox Company sells its products primarily through mass retailers; grocery outlets; warehouse clubs; dollar stores; home hardware centers; drug, pet and military stores; third-party and owned e-commerce channels; and distributors, as well as a direct sales force The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

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